Gaming and heat

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nonenemy, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Nonenemy macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy the new MBP with gt 750m and upgrade the cpu to intel i7-4960hq (2.6 GHz, 3.8 GHz max) but I am really confused. I am not going to use it for hardcore gaming but I will occasionally play Dota 2 and Civ 5. Additionally I will be using SolidWorks. I really want to know if it is capable of running these games/programs without generating too much heat because heat is a total dealbreaker for me.

    My second question is about to CPU's heat generation. With the increase in clock speed as far as I know it is expected to generate more heat. I really want to learn if the cooling system is efficient enough for a system that has both i7-4960hq and GT 750M GDDR5.

    I would really appriciate some answers.
     
  2. sonyisawesome macrumors regular

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    It's logical that playing a game creates heat over time. rmbp is thin, that means it's gonna get hot within 10-20 mins of gaming. And yes, it will create a lot of heat.
     
  3. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it will get hot, and yes, it will be fine.
     
  4. Nonenemy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by fine? I just don't want to decrease the lifespan of the laptop with heat. That's why heat is a dealbreaker for me. I want to use this computer for 4-5 years. Will I be able to use it is the question.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You'll be able to use your computr for 4-5 years without issues.
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    The cooling system on the rMBP is amazing. Yes it will get hot, but what computer doesn't when running heavy loads? But the MBP won't break or anything, or decrease how many years it will run. If this is your only concern, then just go ahead and buy.
     
  7. Nonenemy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I have the 2.3 ghz version and it does get hot. However, the components are designed to handle that heat. If it gets too hot, it is suppose to automatically shut down. That hasn't happened to me yet.
     
  9. Nonenemy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have the GT 750 version or the regular one?
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    750m
     
  11. Nonenemy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does it have any flaws or things that you don't like about it? I'm asking because I read all of the reviews of the device and they say it's nearly perfect.
     
  12. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    My 2007 MBP is/was constantly hot, always on, never shutdown. It's still running today. Up until a few weeks ago, I was still doing work on it.
     
  13. thaifood macrumors 6502

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    Please stop getting sucked into the notion that a machine will die if it produces heat. All electronics produce heat when used. Heat output will not lower your life expectancy of your machine. There are numerous sensors that monitor heat production and will shut down the machine before any damage occurs.

    The metal chassis acts as a heat-sink so it is completely normal for the outside to feel warm under load.
     
  14. thebrobrah macrumors regular

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    i mainly view the heat/fan noise as annoyance rather than reducing lifespan :p

    buy it and enjoy it if you want it
     
  15. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    I play dota 2 everyday!! Its perfect!! I play on 1920x1080 resolution, it dsnt over heat, but it does heat up and thts fine. Its gd if u use a laptop cooler but if nt still perfect. However if u play at 2880x1440 resolution, thats when over heating happens and anyway playing at those graphics is too beyond the charts, i cudnt stand it xD
     
  16. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    headset and a keyboard fixes that :)
     
  17. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I get some weird bugs in 10.9 right now. For instance, if I sleep with any external monitors, it immediately wakes up after sleep. I'm sure it'll be fixed in 10.9.1 or something, though.

    CPU and GPU idle hotter than my 2010 mbp 15" when the 750M is active. Not really surprised since the 2010 had a dual core processor and a lower power dgpu.

    I was a bit disappointed with the price too. I would have been happy with 8gb of ram, 256 gb SSD, and 2.0 ghz with the 750M...but they wouldn't let me buy that configuration. Instead, I had to pay for a lot of specs that I probably won't ever need just to get the 750M.

    Gaming performance is impressive. I can play Planetside 2 on high at 1920x1200 at about 40fps. For comparison, the 2010 mbp could do lowest at 1440x900 at about 20 fps.

    Overall, the laptop is amazing. I've never seen such a nice display on a device before, and it is so light considering the specs.
     
  18. warplane95 macrumors regular

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    My desktop computer run 50 degree celcius under load with two gtx 670

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    Send me your username in pm :)

    I think is 2880x1800, 2880x1440 is for 13 inch retina

    Ps: i use solidworks also without any problem :)
     
  19. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't matter what temp it is, as long as within the acceptable operating temps.

    Just because 25C is comfortable for us, doesn't mean it's comfortable for polar bears, for example.


    I look forward to the day we can recycle that heat back to electricity on-chip.
     
  20. azurexie macrumors newbie

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    I am playing CS:GO on steam on new 15 rMBP(ME294,with GT750m) on 1080p and it is getting really, really hot and the fan makes lot of noise. But i suppose it's fine since i did the same thing on my old MBP 13inch for almost 3 years and it is working fine. So i dont see the possibility to reduce your laptop lifespan.
     
  21. verseafterverse macrumors member

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    I have the 2012 retina 8/256 and it stayed cool for the hour and a half that I played gta vice city on steam.
     
  22. Amaterasuvsd macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I have Macbook pro 15 Me294 with 750m, and today I play dota 2 and overheat happen to me, macbook just freeze, then shutdown. After I turn it on (I dont wait after shutdown) it start display lag picture and freeze (like when overheat graphic card).

    So what I about, any one have similar problem? And yes, I play on 2880×1800. After that issue I try CS:GO (2880×1800) and same.
    Just dont know, maybe I broke something? I also try restore system from Time Machine.
    First time I see it today when use Chrome and open too many tabs with flash player, and after that it happens in dota and csgo
     
  23. ayeying macrumors 601

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    You might have some cooling issue. I play games either maxed resolution or for hours at a time without any problems.
     
  24. Amaterasuvsd macrumors newbie

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    I try WoW and Diablo 3 on max and temp was not higher than ~85. Do u even try Dota2 or CS:go? Maybe I can ask you try Dota 2 on max test about 30m? I think maybe they do not stable update?
     

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